Business

Roll Up Your Sleeves. Summer Company is Back!

Peterborough & the Kawarthas Business Advisory Centre is pleased to once again support the creation of new student-owned and operated summer businesses in Peterborough & the Kawarthas through the Government of Ontario’s Summer Company program. This year, eleven local students, between the ages of 15-29, will be connected with training, mentorship and up to $3000 in funding through the program.


The following entrepreneurs will be participating in the 2017 Summer Company Program:



Cole Robbins – Basil’s Lawn Care: Affordable and professional lawn and yard maintenance

Dustin Mallory – BigBytes Software Solutions: Software development

Jake Praught – JCP Car Detailing: Mobile vehicle detailing

Zenon Bigg – East City Jewellery: Unique handcrafted and custom jewelry; Minor repairs and alterations available

Nolan Fluke – Backwood Blades: Handcrafted, high quality, custom knives

Janine Morrison – Up Close Imaging: Event photography for all occasions Capturing life’s special moments

Tyler (TJ) Williamson – World Tea Podcast: Tea marketplace & advertisement

Akasha Greenham – Elven Enchantments: One of a kind art & enchantments

Ryan Landriault – Campus Tripz: Group travel & event planning service.

Isaac McQuaide – Dasfinity: Web platform which provides aspiring and experienced technological inventors, a means to develop and release their products.

Brandon Primeau – PRIME Audio: Disc Jockey and Sound Engineering service


“We are excited to kick off another season of Summer Company,” said Peterborough & the Kawarthas Economic Development’s Director of Business Development, Suzanne McCrimmon. “This program allows enterprising, young professionals to roll up their sleeves and get their hands dirty as they learn the fundamentals of owning and operating a business.”


Summer Company, Ontario’s flagship youth entrepreneurship program, provides students aged 15 to 29 with the opportunity to open and operate their own business over the summer. Peterborough & the Kawarthas Business Advisory Centre has been the proud program provider for the City and County of Peterborough since 2001. Last year alone, through the Starter Company and Summer Company programs, local youth were connected with over $249,500 in funding.